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Finding the Cure

As many of you know my grandgirl Kaitlyn is 11 years old and has Crohn’s Disease. She was diagnosed in Jan 2016 after a substantial time of illness. Seeing her suffer as this disease ravages her tiny body cuts me to the core. She is my why The cure can not be found soon enough. I have created this key chain in honor of Kaitlyn and will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sales to Cure for IBD funding Crohn’s and Colitis Research. This key chain can be ordered in my Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/glamgirlspretties

I believe every sale get us one step closer to a cure. Please help if you can.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am excited to see crocus peeking up through the ground, to me that is a definiate sign of spring. This AM at about 8:30AM I looked at my thermoneter and the temp was between almost 50, I love it!

But in thinking of spring my attention focused on Mothers Day.

Mothers Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013 will be here before we know it.

 

My mom is no longer with us but I have fabulous memories of gifts I purchased for her. Sometimes flowers or a plant, books and yes my fav, jewelry! I love receiving jewelry simply because it turns into a lasting memory keepsake. I still have pieces my own daughter gave me years ago and the memories that go with them.

 

Check out my personalized hand stamped jewelry at https://www.etsy.com/shop/glamgirlspretties its perfect fo mom on her special day, because you can personalize it to exactly the words you want to say.

 

The gift of precious jewelry

I love charms; charm bracelets, charm necklaces, I love the jingle jangle they make. That alone makes me smile. Many years ago I use to have a gold charm holder and on it were many charms. My charm holder broke and my charms lay lifeless in the bottom of my jewelry box for a few years.  A year or so ago I was looking for something in my jewelry box and caught a glimpse of all my charms.  I decided to purchase a new charm holder,  after all, my charms were worthy of a special place to call home, and I was excited to be able to wear them  once again. So my quest began to find the perfect charm holder. I saw many different kinds but not really what I was searching for. I wanted a unique pearl necklace charm holder and could not find one anywhere.  Silly me why buy when I could create one. So that I did, I created a pearl necklace with a handmade wire charm holder and I love it.

In my post a couple of days ago I wrote about jewelry and the fact that many times jewelry is the perfect gift to give for many occasions. Most women and even some men have an ample amount of jewelry, I know I do, however,  I can honestly say that I treasure some of  my pieces more than others,  depending on the giver and the occasion on which it was given. My charms on my charm holder mean the world to me, some pieces given to me as gifts from my daughter, a small silver heart that says mom given to me when she was a teen and a 3 diamond pendant given to me by my daughter and son-in-law one mother’s day. A heart with tiny diamonds and horns and a tail given to me by my hubs on my birthday, and a high heel shoe I myself purchased many years ago. If I were to lose any of these I would be devastated because to me they have a special place in my heart and I love wearing them around my neck near to my heart.

But I also have a colored macaroni necklace made for me by my granddaughter last year for Mother’s Day that is equally treasured and priceless in my eyes. She was so excited to give it to me, early that morning at the Seadogs 5K. I luved it and put it on and wore it all day Mother’s Day wherever I went. To me it was priceless.

Which just goes to prove it’s not the dollar amount something costs, it’s really about the giver, the thoughtful gift they made or chose just for you, their joy in giving it, as well as your joy in receiving it.

That’s what makes a gift of jewelry perfect, as well as priceless.

The Gift of Jewelry, a truly magical gift

Why is the gift of jewelry almost always perfect? The list is nearly endless, dating back to the beginning of time. Jewelry has actual worth and has always represented power and wealth and over centuries has acquired symbolism that equates receiving and having jewelry with that of being loved, honored and treasured.

No matter how dazzling the iPhone5 is, it simply does not carry the unspoken meaning of a simple band of gold. History aside, there are some very simple reasons why giving the gift of jewelry will (almost always) be perfect.

First and foremost, jewelry is a gift that can be worn every single day and the metal actually warms to your body temperature, as it is always against your skin. The recipient, can without effort look at or touch the gift as a constant reminder of the sentiment and thus the giver.

Secondly, women love to discuss the gifts they receive and whereas a gift certificate for a spa day is certainly desirable, it will never replace the rush of energy and excitement that runs through her when she can lift her wrist to show off a delicate sprinkle of tiny crystals scattered on a silver or gold bracelet. Women totally love to show-off their gifts!

Lastly, jewelry, lasts.

That iPhone5 will be replaced in a matter of months and even the lavish gift of a new automobile, will in time be traded in.

Jewelry on the other hand is something that you keep, you treasure and often pass on for someone else to fall in love with.

As a final note let me add that cost is rarely the determining factor in just how truly perfect your gift of jewelry is. I have a friend who has a very covet-able collection of fine jewelry and when I asked her what her most treasured piece was, she quickly responded that it was a teeny-tiny sliver of a gold band that her partner gave her with the inscription CTH+TRL. “It literally cost $90 and I never, ever take it off. It gives me a warm smile each time I look at it”, she said.

So unless you know for a fact that the woman in your life is pining away for a new Vitamix or has unabashedly begged you for an I Pad, I personally would suggest the magical gift of jewelry.